Saturday, 3 October 2009

Knitting Update

I should be posting blocked photos of two cardigans, which I have actually completed, believe it or not. However, when I left my knitting bag behind at Knit Night on Tuesday, I also left my pins, so it'll have to wait until next weekend now probably, sorry.
In the meantime, in an effort to do something different, I've started a Swallowtail Shawl. I'm not normally a huge fan of shawls, but it's begun to get cold here in London, and it would be nice to have something cosy to wrap around my neck at work, that also looks quite smart. I've made a shawl before, but wanted to take on a lace one this time. Again, lace is also not a usual favourite of mine, but this shawl's been nagging at me to be made for a while. I quite enjoy lace, and was quite pleased with my Curlicue.

I've decided to do this in Baby Alpacas Alpaca Silk (50% Alpaca, 50% Silk) so it has a nice sheen to it. The colour I chose is a silvery-grey (but it's hard to see the silkiness in these photos). It's Slate, No. 100, dye lot 9421. Three skeins should do the trick. I'm enjoying it already!


amy said...

Oooo, how exciting! And ambitious! It's going to be lovely! I can see the silky sheen of the fiber, and it's going to be beautiful.

Nalamienea said...

Congratulations on your one year blogiversary! :) I'm with you on lace and shawls, though. Can't wait to see how it turns out!